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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel James Gregory Hodges. (search)
odges thus speaks of it: The battle of Tuesday, July 1, was the most terrific that can be conceived of. My imagination never pictured anything to equal it. I lost in killed and wounded on that day about one-fourth of my regiment. They all acted nobly. Men never fought better. The battle flag of the regiment which we carried into the fight has forty-seven shot holes in it; and every man in my color guard wounded. During a charge a shell burst near me, killing two of my men, wounding Capt. Bruce so severely that he only survived twenty-four hours, wounded several others, knocked me down and burnt all of the beard off the right side of my face, scorched the sleeve of my coat from my hand up. The shock was so great that I did not recover from it for several hours. From this description you can form some idea of that terrible battle in which our forces attempted to dislodge the enemy from the crown of Malvern Hill, defended by fifty pieces of artillery and compact lines of infant
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
d, Va., Times-dispatch, August 1, 1909. Editor of the Confederate Column: Sir,—You recently published in your Confederate Column an inquiry from Philip Alexander Bruce for my address, and also expressed a wish for an article on the engagement at Staunton Bridge. I enclose a letter to Mr. Bruce explanatory of the conditiMr. Bruce explanatory of the conditions and circumstances of that engagement, which you are at liberty to use in your Confederate Column. Yours very truly, B. L. Farinholt, Late Colonel C. S. A. West point, Va., July 14, 1909. Mr. Philip Alexander Bruce, 118 Beachwood Place: Dear Sir:—Seeing a letter from you to Major Hunter, concerning the preservation of Mr. Philip Alexander Bruce, 118 Beachwood Place: Dear Sir:—Seeing a letter from you to Major Hunter, concerning the preservation of the fortifications which I had erected at Staunton River Bridge, and which enabled the forces under me to make such a gallant defense of the position and hold it against the bold and determined attack of about 6,000 of the best armed and well-seasoned veterans of General Grant's army, supported by three batteries of choice artille<